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Non-Profit Board Chair

Organisation : Seaside Scavenge

Location : Sydney

Time required : one full day monthly + board meetings

Duration of project : 2 year contract

Skill area : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Posted on : 23 Jul, 2020

About the role

Seaside Scavenge is a registered non-profit organisation with DGR status.

In 5 years the Scavenge has grown from a small idea of connecting unaware people with litter in their waterways into a financially viable NGO. The Scavenge events have empowered over 7,546 (majority aged 25-34yrs) in 46 communities across Australia to remove 13.4 tonnes of litter and 196,766 cigarette butts as well as engage 498 local businesses to become waste-wise.

We are on a mission to inspire Australians to reimagine rubbish as a resource.

Currently, searching for a passionate, reliable and experienced individual to join the team as Chair and take Seaside Scavenge from a local NGO to a nationally recognised organisation mobilising communities to become active citizens.


Chair Functions:

  • Creates and maintains strong board governance – contributes to culture of respect, facilitates succession planning and execution, oversees yearly evaluation and review of CEO and all board members;
  • Capacity to network and fundraise for the organisation;
  • Prepares agenda, convenes and guides board meetings strategic focus;
  • Encourages deliberation by all board members on priority matters such as the organisation’s responsibility as employer and risk manager;
  • Comfortable liaison between board – CEO, members and management.


Chair Attributes and Skills:

  • Inspirational leadership
  • Being respectful, yet candid and decisive in facilitating board reviews, evaluations and succession planning;
  • Open and engaging interpersonal skills to communicate effectively;
  • Fostering a stimulating and challenging boardroom environment that leads the board to making a decision in a timely manner;
  • Commercial astuteness – demonstrates good business instinct and acumen;
  • Engaged commitment – exhibits genuine interest in organisation.


TO APPLY: Email acting Chair – Ben Kennedy at by COB Friday, July 31st 2020 with subject line ‘EOI Chair Position’ and attach:

  • Cover letter detailing your passion for becoming the Scavenge Chair (1 page)
  • Resume addressing above & listing relevant board/chair experience (2 pages)

About the organisation

Organisation name : Seaside Scavenge
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

For details concerning this role , please contact

Ben Kennedy

Email :

Please quote in application: Non-Profit Board Chair via Pro Bono Australia.


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